La Ronde July 1 – August 27, 2016

Experience an artistic conversation between artists this summer at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Creating new work at, and for, the Ross Creek Centre Gallery and grounds, a series of six artists will be in residence at the Centre, creating work in our gallery or landscape, before passing the torch to the next artist to exhibit.

The exhibit is a celebration of process and communication. La Ronde was conceived to reflect the collaborative culture of Ross Creek, celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. Beginning with Sara Hartland-Rowe, five artists were invited to propose the next artist in the series whose practise, culture, experience and/or medium is different from their own.

Visitors can return again and again to see how the conversation develops and deepens throughout the summer, as each new artist responds to the ones before.

Hartland-Rowe will be followed by Michael Fernandes, Michael Eddy,  and others.

Sara Hartland-Rowe

Sara Hartland-Rowe has shown work throughout canada, in the us, the netherlands, and argentina. she has produced large-scale wall paintings for the art gallery of nova scotia, the windsor art gallery, museum london, the durham art gallery, the koffler gallery and harbourfront gallery. she has won several grants and awards, most recently a canada council creation grant (2008) and a nova scotia arts council grant (2008). her work can be found in public galleries and institutions, and private collections.

in addition to her studio practice, hartland-rowe writes about contemporary art for c magazine (canada) and has published essays on the work of daniel hutchinson, sheila provazza, jack niven, and aaron mclean. sara hartland-rowe is an instructor in the painting department at the nova scotia college of art and design.

Michael Fernandes

Michael Fernandes (born in Trinidad) is a Canadian experimental artist and art educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work uses familiar, even banal materials to ask the viewer to confront the boundary between daily life and art.

I want these works to continue to form after they are seen…Paintings seem to stay on the wall; my installation works are talking about a change that is active. You can go away and still work on it.

Initially a painter, Fernandes turned to installation and multimedia to create situations that actively solicit participation from the viewer. Fernandes’ texts and interventions explore this intersection of private life with public space.

Michael Eddy

Michael Eddy is an artist and writer. With a base in photography, he works across various disciplines and media including performance, drawing, writing and installation. His interests lie in rhetoric and decision-making, in negotiations of autonomy, and in questions relating to experience and value. Michael frequently works in collaboration with others, the most long term of which is the collaborative trio Knowles Eddy Knowles. From 2010–2013 he was co-organizer of the independent artist-run space HomeShop in Beijing ( His work has been exhibited and published internationally, with recent presentations at Pace Beijing, Sapporo International Art Festival, and Plug-In ICA. Recent textual or editorial contributions have appeared in Concrete Flux journal (CN), Muséologies journal (CA), the Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook (NL), and several independent publications by HomeShop. Michael studied at NSCAD in Canada and at the Staedelschule in Germany.

 Gallery Mandate

Acting in cooperation with a larger vision integrating music, theatre, writing, film, visual arts and dance, our galleries provide a space for multidisciplinary visual arts exhibitions.  It is our belief that together, the arts champion a dialogue fostering collaboration between artists in all disciplines and stages of their careers and the surrounding and global community at large. The Centre is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts though education and arts development, and provides a professional environment for artists to present work in a non-commercial venue. Ross Creek Professional Gallery Our Professional Gallery focuses on contemporary visual art. Our exhibiting artists are regional, national and international. Community Gallery  The Community Gallery exhibits work created during our residencies, outreach programs within the community and schools. Additionally, this gallery is often used by our camp programs. For artists who would like to exhibit at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, please click here for information and applications.


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